Blog Archive

Blog Archive

DataKind’s 2024 Global Volunteer Summit: Supporting our strong and diverse community, united by data science

In January, DataKind held our annual Global Volunteer Summit, a virtual gathering offered to DataKind volunteers around the world to connect with DataKind staff, hear ...
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DataKind’s Humanitarian Insights Data Platform: New Code-Based Solutions & A Call to Action

Each year, more people are experiencing humanitarian crises. According to UN-OCHA’s Global Humanitarian Overview for 2023, nearly 350 million people around the world are currently ...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Ratri Maria

Meet Ratri! She’s the founder of ChangeMakr Asia and DataKind Singapore Chapter Leader. Originally from Indonesia, Ratri has been living in Singapore for 15 years, ...
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Advancing Work in Financial Inclusion: DataKind Introduces Six New Projects

We’re thrilled to share that we launched an impact cohort of six financial inclusion-focused projects. With new support from the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth ...
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At Davos, DataKind and World Leaders Talk Technology Innovations for Improved Vaccination Rates

Yesterday, DataKind CEO, Lauren Woodman, attended a side event with GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, during the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, on ...
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DataKind 2023 Year in Review

In the 11 years since DataKind’s founding, we have been tackling the world’s biggest challenges with AI. In 2023, thanks to new and continuing support ...
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Welcome Yash Singh, DataKind’s Product Owner

Meet the newest member of the team. Join us in celebrating Yash Singh as one of DataKind’s Product Owners! Yash brings his expertise in technology ...
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Assessing Climate Risk with Data Science: DataKind Offers New Insights for Local and Global Mitigation

In September, DataKind held a three-day virtual DataDive® event in partnership with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Hundreds of volunteer data scientists dug into data ...
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Welcome Chris Chenet, DataKind’s Product Owner

We’re thrilled to introduce you to one of the newest members of our team. Shout out to Chris Chenet as one of DataKind’s Product Owners! ...
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Inclusive Innovation Community-Building in Central Florida

Aligning the region’s fragmented social sector ecosystem around data by “breaking down silos” and “connecting the final dots”. On a recent Friday evening, Mark Brewer and ...
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Defining Data Equity is the First Step to Making it Happen: DataKind Co-Chairs Global Future Council on Data Equity at World Economic Forum Meeting in Dubai

(Image: DataKind CEO Lauren Woodman (far right) speaks at the closing plenary with moderator Saadia Zahidi, and panelists Reshma Saujani, Omar Sultan Al Olama, Nili ...
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Extending the Boundaries of Economic Opportunity: DataKind Advances Work in Financial Inclusion

With support from the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth, DataKind is  advancing work in economic opportunity with a focus on financial inclusion. Worldwide, approximately 1.7 ...
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Introducing DataKind Learning Circles

Discuss AI use at your organization alongside other strategic social impact data leaders with support from DataKind Nonprofits and other social impact organizations are under ...
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Partner Spotlight: CDFI Friendly America

Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) are mission-driven financial institutions that focus on creating economic opportunity for individuals, small businesses, and communities in the US. As ...
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Innovating for Inclusion with Data Science and CDFIs

In the US, tens of millions of Americans are unbanked, meaning they have no formal checking or savings account, or underbanked, meaning they primarily use ...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Robin Kiplangat

Meet Robin! He’s new to DataKind, volunteering for our recent DataDive® event in Nairobi. As a founder of a data company, he was looking for ...
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DataKind Announces New Support from Google.org to Improve Economic Opportunity Using Data Science

With support from Google.org, DataKind will develop and scale four curated AI tools targeting higher education graduation rates, access to support services and benefits, and ...
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DataKind Releases New Landscape Analysis of Inclusive Climate Finance

DataKind’s report highlights some consistently reported successful strategies in inclusive climate finance. One such strategy is targeting savings programs to women, giving them more resources ...
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Tackling Big Questions on Climate and Gender: DataKind Partners with International Monetary Fund on Virtual DataDive Event

What types of structures within our built environment are most exposed to climate risks? How can we identify them and measure their financial and economic ...
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Empowering Central Florida Through AI to Combat Food Insecurity

Food insecurity is an urgent and unyielding challenge, impacting millions of individuals and families, including those in Orlando. The JASKY Foundation, in collaboration with DataKind, is ...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Sébastien Ouellet

Meet Sébastien! He's a GIS specialist and his contributions to DataKind go way back. From developing the route optimization tool with SOIL in Haiti, which eventually ...
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DataKind Hosts First-Ever In-Person DataDive® Event in Nairobi

DataKind's first-ever in-person DataDive® event in Nairobi kicked off with a meet and greet event, hosted by Microsoft at their Nairobi office. At the event, ...
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Data-Driven Solutions for Environmental Justice: DataKind Joins the Climate Resilience Peer Learning Network

In early 2023, DataKind joined the Open Data Institute, Microsoft, and five other social impact organizations for the Climate Resilience Peer Learning Network (CR-PLN). We ...
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Collaborating with Data Science Community in East Africa: DataKind Hosts DataDive® Event in Nairobi

For more than a decade, we’ve partnered with mission-driven organizations around the world to advance data solutions into turnkey tools that are accessible and valuable ...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Vijay Srikanth

Meet Vijay Srikanth! He has a master's degree in data science and machine learning and works on "all things data". He's been a DataKind volunteer ...
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Predicting Well Groundwater Quality Using Cloud-Based Machine Learning: DataKind San Francisco Partners with Aquaya

By DataKind San Francisco Background Access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) is critical for healthy and humane living conditions. Two billion people lack ...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Danning Chen

Meet Danning Chen! She was a data scientist and product manager for years in Silicon Valley and Hong Kong, and now she's taking a gap ...
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Welcome John Harnisher, DataKind’s Head of Research

Let’s hear it for the newest member of the team. Join us in celebrating John Harnisher as DataKind’s Head of Research! John brings over 20 ...
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Leveraging Data Science and AI to Address Climate Change and Energy Equity: Earth Day 2023

The Rockefeller Foundation, in partnership with DataKind, released two reports today: Data Science for Water Justice and US Energy Equity . As we approach the ...
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GET Cities + DataKind Release Landmark Report on Equity in Tech

In partnership with DataKind, GET Cities launched Technologist Retention at the Intersections – a first of its kind report that focuses on issues of race, ...
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Predicting Well Groundwater Quality Using Cloud-Based Machine Learning: DataKind San Francisco Partners with Aquaya

By DataKind San Francisco Background Access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) is critical for healthy and humane living conditions. Two billion people lack ...
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Black Wealth Data Center + DataKind Launch First Prototype of New Investment Tool at NYC Open Data Week

Racial wealth equity will be more attainable when leaders create programs, policies, and strategies that are informed by data and take into account historical factors. ...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Lorenzo Rubio

Image caption: Lorenzo Rubio is a data engineer in Madrid, Spain, and has been working with DataKind as a volunteer for the last several years. ...
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Save the Children, DataKind, and Microsoft Partner for New Phase of Leveraging Data to Improve Humanitarian Response

Our collaboration with DataKind validated our vision, gave us a tool to field test, and generated momentum toward a data-first future. Because of our work ...
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Doubling Down on Central Florida: DataKind Accelerates Social Sector Impact with Local Partners

“It’s crazy to ask the Central Florida community to fight today’s social sector challenges with yesterday’s tools.” ~Mark Brewer, CEO, Central Florida Foundation Central Florida ...
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Welcome Naeha Vora, DataKind’s Senior Manager, Program Operations

Let’s give a warm welcome to the newest member of the team. Join us in celebrating Naeha Vora as DataKind’s Senior Manager, Program Operations! Naeha ...
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DataKind DC + Starting With Today: Building Data Maturity for Community Empowerment

By DataKind DC Systemically underserved communities in the U.S. are disproportionately impacted by external stressors such as global pandemics, racism, and public policy decisions. Washington, ...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Charlotte Ellison

How did you first become involved with DataKind? What was appealing to you about it? I went to a DataJam in the fall of 2020. ...
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DataKind Digs into Generative AI: The Tech, Opportunities, and Risks for the Social Sector

Chat GPT’s release at the end of 2022 has, so far, been the dominating tech story of 2023. For many people outside the tech field, ...
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Partner Spotlight: Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center

Back in 2007, more girls in Duval County, FL (population approximately 850,000) were being locked up than in Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, and Tampa combined. Girls ...
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DataKind + Partners Address World Leaders at Davos as AI Takes Center Stage

The recent crises have had an uneven impact on the relationship between citizens and institutions, highlighting the need to address disparities that can’t be ignored. ...
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Welcome Mignonne Fowlis, DataKind’s Senior Manager, Technical Projects

We’re delighted to welcome the newest member of the team. Join us in celebrating Mignonne Fowlis as DataKind’s Senior Manager, Technical Projects! Mignonne brings her ...
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Looking to 2023: 10 Ways to Engage with DataKind in the New Year

Over the past 10 years, we’ve seen how technology has led to the creation of new digital data, gaining new insights and transforming almost every ...
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2022 — The year superstar AI models stepped onto the stage

As we close out 2022, one can’t help but think this year has been a bit special for AI. Progress has been consistent since the ...
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Increasing Food Security: Highlights from DataKind’s December DataDive Events

We’re still riding the wave of excitement from our DataDive ® events earlier this month all in the name of food security. Four projects, a ...
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Honoring 10 Years with 10 Projects: A Decade of Global Impact

This year, we’re celebrating 10 years of successfully leveraging Data for Good—an idea that seemed novel a decade ago when data science was barely on ...
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Advancing Racial Wealth Equity in the U.S.: DataKind Expands Partnership with Black Wealth Data Center

Black wealth data can unlock solutions to advance racial wealth equity, showing leaders where and how to invest to disrupt systemic inequities and generate sustained ...
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Announcing DataKind’s Data Observation Toolkit as a Digital Public Good

We’re honored to share that DataKind’s Data Observation Toolkit (DOT) has been recognized as a Digital Public Good and added to the Digital Public Goods ...
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Welcome Matthew Harris, DataKind’s Head of Data Science

We’re thrilled to introduce you to one of the newest members of our team. Shout out to Matt Harris as DataKind’s Head of Data Science! ...
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Building Confidence in Community Health Systems: DataKind’s Data Observation Toolkit (DOT)

By: Mitali Ayyangar, Matthew Harris, Caitlin Augustin, and Ivy Wang Background Data is revolutionizing how people access health services. For community-based care providers, the ability ...
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Funder Spotlight: Hillary Ashton, Chief Product Officer, Teradata

As we celebrate our 10 Year Anniversary , this year also marks another major milestone, our decade-long partnership with Teradata. Teradata Cares, and their focus ...
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Optimizing Data Pipeline Platforms: DataKind San Francisco Partners with Grameen America

By DataKind San Francisco Background How can data infrastructure be optimized to help support the financial empowerment of women? Currently, only four percent of all ...
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Improving College Student Success: DataKind’s Continued Work in Post-Secondary Education

By John Harnisher, PhD, Advisor, DataKind Education DataKind has engaged in two fascinating projects which propose solutions linked to student guidance and help to answer ...
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Partner Spotlight: Accountability Counsel

We’re continuing to honor our 10 Year Anniversary and the Power of Partnerships, reflecting on our project with Accountability Counsel (a Teradata Cares-funded project), and ...
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The Power of Movement Building: DataKind’s Global Volunteer Summit

DataKind recently brought together more than 100 data science volunteers from over 20 different countries, from Brazil, India, Singapore, and more, for our annual Global ...
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Harnessing the Power of Data to Advance Racial Wealth Equity with Black Wealth Data Center

The wealth gap between Black and White Americans, an important measure of inequality, has been worsening since the 80s. After the rapid wealth concentration we ...
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Let’s Help Children Facing the Global Food Crisis

by Rich Carder, DataKind DC Chapter Co-Leader and Data Strategy & Analytics Officer at the Wellspring Philanthropic Fund Global food insecurity is sharply on the ...
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The Global Food Crisis: DataKind Sets Focus for Our 10 Year Anniversary + Beyond

by Lauren Woodman, CEO, DataKind As DataKind marks a major milestone—our 10th Anniversary—I’m wondering if our past ten years of Data Science and AI for ...
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The Power of a Decade: Celebrating DataKind’s 10 Year Anniversary

like Tech with Tim, Ben Awad, and Fireship.io (all educational!). Join us in advancing the use of data science to support causes that can help ...
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A Better Future for Economic Resilience

Helping communities mitigate financial shocks With inflation now running at a 40-year high (+7.9%) and gas prices up over 50% since this time last year, ...
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Advancing Economic Empowerment in Communities Across the U.S.: DataKind Launches Seven New Projects

We’re excited to announce that DataKind has launched a cohort of seven U.S.-based, economic empowerment-focused DataCorps ® projects! This cohort of projects is part of ...
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Helping Students Graduate: DataKind Presents Work in Post-Secondary Education

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Predicting Poverty Using Satellite Imagery: DataKind San Francisco Shares Key Learnings

Background Access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) is critical for healthy and humane living conditions. Clean water and sanitation improves health and supports ...
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Understanding Equity in Local Governments: DataKind San Francisco Partners with the City of San José

By DataKind San Francisco How can we better understand equity in local governments and the resources they provide to our communities? The City of San ...
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Celebrating Our Global Volunteer Community: The Power of Movement Building

By Shanna Lee, Director, Global Volunteers, DataKind As Global Volunteer Month approaches its end, we thank our global volunteer community past and present for your ...
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Talking Ethics in the DataKind Playbook: Highlights from our Lunch + Learn

At DataKind, we take an expansive definition of data ethics and responsible data science as broad terms that can be used to describe the appropriate ...
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Catalyzing the Revitalization of Underserved Communities by Predicting the Cost of Environmental Cleanup

During the high-energy, three-day marathon-style DataDive® event that took place March 4-7, 2021, volunteers on this project set out to do the following:
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Using Time Series Forecasting to Improve Access to Safe Sanitation

More accurately forecast future waste volume collected across Sanergy's FLT network.
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Identifying Food Bank Dependency Early

Build a machine learning model to predict which of The Welcome Centre’s clients are likely to become dependent on the food bank’s food and other ...
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Using Data to Create Paths out of Homelessness

Understand who benefits from Llamau’s services so that the organization can better support the young homeless and vulnerable populations they serve. Identify projects and locations ...
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Creating Safer Streets Through Data Science

Partner with New York, Seattle, New Orleans, and Microsoft to explore how data science can help the Vision Zero movement, which aims to reduce traffic-related ...
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Advancing Financial Inclusion in Senegal Using Predictive Modeling

Using Microcred’s loan application data and internal loan status information, build statistical models to help predict customer default and better inform decision making about lending ...
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Using Open Data to Uncover Potential Corruption

Gain basic insights about what newly released data shows about UK companies Uncover flaws in the data to improve future data collection efforts See whether the ...
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De-siloing Data to Help Improve the Lives of those Suffering from Mental Illness

Develop and provide Thresholds with a data warehouse to house, scale and process raw data from various sources including Thresholds internal systems, the Illinois Department ...
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Empowering Health Worker and Community Health Systems: Data Integrity and the Future of Intelligent Community Health Systems in Uganda

Data Integrity and the Future of Intelligent Community Health Systems in Uganda One billion people lack access to healthcare because they live too far from ...
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The Importance of Installing Checkpoints Throughout a Project to Maintain Data Ethics Standards

By Afua Bruce, Chief Program Officer, DataKind This is the second blog post in our ethics blog series. Read about how DataKind defines data ethics ...
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Our Ethics + Responsible Data Science Practices at DataKind

By Rachel Wells, Senior Manager, Center of Excellence, DataKind At DataKind, we take an expansive definition of data ethics and responsible data science as broad ...
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2022 Hopes + Predictions for Data Science + AI for Good

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Lessons from DataKind San Francisco’s Launch of DataAdvisory Projects

By DataKind San Francisco From financial forecasting to targeted advertisements, advancements in data collection and analysis have benefited a myriad of for-profit organizations today. Unfortunately, ...
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Shining a Light on Community: Looking Back at DataKind’s Virtual DataDive® Event

We hosted a DataDive ® event in fall 2021, and with it being the season of giving, we thought what better time to share some ...
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Welcome Rachel Ford, DataKind’s Project Manager

We’re excited to introduce you to Rachel Ford , DataKind’s Project Manager for our project work with Google.org! Rachel brings her experience in grant project ...
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DataKind Launches New Cohort of Projects to Advance Economic Empowerment with $1.1M in Support from Google.org

We’re thrilled to announce that DataKind has yet again received support from Google.org to apply data science and AI for good! As a longtime supporter ...
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Reintroducing DataKind Bengaluru

At DataKind, we strive every day to ensure we’re living our values. In an effort to continue to live up to our values of equity ...
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Welcome Raina Han, DataKind’s Senior Director, Development

We’re delighted to welcome the newest member of the team. Join us in celebrating Raina Han as DataKind’s Senior Director, Development! Raina comes to DataKind ...
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Co-Creating to Codifying Processes Across a Global Network of Volunteers: How We Built DataKind’s Playbook

By Rachel Wells, Senior Manager, Center of Excellence, DataKind Last week, we announced the public release of DataKind’s Playbook and hope you’ve had a chance ...
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Introducing the DataKind Playbook

By Rachel Wells, Senior Manager, Center of Excellence, DataKind Have you ever wanted a behind-the-scenes look at how we work at DataKind? Interested in learning ...
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Celebrating A Decade of Partnership: Teradata Will Match Your Gifts Up to $25,000!

Next year DataKind will celebrate our 10-year anniversary, and we couldn’t be more excited to share what the DataKind community has accomplished in that time ...
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Charting the Next Five Years of Colandr: DataKind Kicks Off with Hacktoberfest

In late 2015, DataKind scoped a DataCorps® project with an ambitious challenge: help a team of researchers with the Science for Nature and People Partnership ...
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DataKind Tools Help Tell the Story of Housing Loss in the Sun Belt

The onslaught of COVID-19 and the subsequent economic recession has left many without a plan to cover the costs of housing. Recently, the federal moratorium ...
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Providing Tuberculosis Treatment to the Poorest & Most Underserved Communities: Operation ASHA

Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading infectious cause of death worldwide. Often referred to as the “forgotten pandemic” it’s a disease found in every country in ...
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Celebrating DataKind’s CEO: An Interview with Lauren Woodman

We’re thrilled to welcome Lauren Woodman as the new CEO of DataKind. She brings to the role over 25 years of experience working at the ...
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Welcome Lauren Woodman, DataKind’s CEO

We’re thrilled to introduce Lauren Woodman as our new CEO! Lauren’s notable career has been defined by the intersection of technology, development, and policy. She’ll ...
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Ethics in Algorithms: Highlights from Cathy O’Neil’s Keynote at the Volunteer Summit

Data ethics are essential for delivering responsible data science, machine learning, and AI projects. However, as a growing field, they’re hotly debated, and many - ...
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Shining a Light on Community: DataKind Hosts Virtual DataDive®️ Event

Across the U.S. and around the world, cities and communities are responsible for addressing the everyday needs of their residents. From providing critical safety net ...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Dona Stewart

Meet Dona Stewart ! Dona was the Data Ambassador in our first project with the Future of Land and Housing (FLH) Program at New America, ...
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Lessons from a year of discovery in the economic resilience and well-being of communities around the world

Background & Context From facing an unexpected bill to losing your job, to being repeatedly refused loans to start your own business, economic shocks can ...
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Gathering Our Global Community: Volunteer Summit 2021

DataKind recently brought together over one hundred of our volunteers virtually from fourteen different countries, from Brazil to South Africa, for a first-of-its-kind Volunteer Summit. ...
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Welcome Sophia Harms, DataKind’s Manager, Technology

We’re thrilled to have our newest member of the team with us. Shout out to Sophia Harms as DataKind’s Manager, Technology! Sophia comes to DataKind ...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Matt Harris

Meet Matt Harris ! He’s a superstar that’s held many volunteer roles here at DataKind. More recently, he has been working with Jacaranda Health, one ...
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Celebrating Nine Years of DataKind

Last month, we celebrated nearly a decade of harnessing the power of data science and AI in the service of humanity. It seems like just ...
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Welcome Nelsa Peña, DataKind’s Senior Manager, Human Resources

We’re celebrating the newest member of our team. Join us in welcoming Nelsa Peña as DataKind’s Senior Manager, Human Resources! Nelsa comes to DataKind with ...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Manojit Nandi

Say hello to Manojit Nandi ! As a Data Expert, he recently worked on a project with Medic , our longstanding partner under our Frontline ...
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Creating Data Science Solutions to Serve the Good of Many: Highlights from DataKind’s Discovery Day

By Mallory Sheff, Portfolio Manager, Economic Resilience Impact Practice, DataKind The divide between the advanced and developing world continues to deepen, with inequalities in economic ...
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Welcome Shiny Chu, DataKind’s Associate, Operations

We’re absolutely delighted to welcome Shiny Chu to the team. She’s joining us as DataKind’s Associate, Operations! Shiny’s always been passionate about working in the ...
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Welcome Caroline Charrow, DataKind’s Senior Manager, Network

We’re thrilled to welcome yet another stellar member to the DataKind team. Please join us in celebrating Caroline Charrow as DataKind’s Senior Manager, Network! Caroline ...
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How Data Empowers Health Workers—and Powers Health Systems

Note: This article originally appeared on Johnson & Johnson 's Center for Health Worker Innovation website . They've granted us permission to repost. A recent ...
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Optimizing Access to Healthcare Services: Riders for Health

A lack of access to appropriate, affordable, and reliable motorized transport prevents millions of people from accessing healthcare services. Riders for Health (Riders) have created ...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Dr. Kelson Shilling-Scrivo

Meet Kelson Shilling-Scrivo! He’s a volunteer with DataKind DC and recently worked with the Red Cross to create a national fire risk score . As ...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Priyanka Kalmane

Let us introduce you to Priyanka Kalmane ! She started off as a volunteer with DataKind DC, but after returning to India, is now a ...
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Celebrating Our Volunteers During National Volunteer Week & Global Volunteer Month

By Shanna Lee, Director, Global Volunteers, DataKind Time is a moment that occurs only once. People share their time in different ways with family, friends, ...
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Introducing DataKind’s 2021 Scoping Squad

Benjamin Kinsella, Technical Project Manager & Rachel Wells, Senior Manager, Center of Excellence DataKind is on a mission to harness the power of data science ...
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DataKind & data.org Share Learnings from the Inclusive Growth & Recovery Challenge

By Jackson Thomas, Project Manager, DataKind In early 2020, as part of its commitment to building the field of Data Science for Social Impact, data.org ...
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Powering Public Data for Communities: Highlights from Virtual DataDive®️ Report Back

We recently hosted our DataDive Report Back, keeping with the theme of Trust, Transparency, Togetherness: Powering Public Data for Communities , and we’re honored and ...
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Reducing Maternal & Child Mortality: Lwala Community Alliance

Approximately six out of every 10 countries lack adequate systems for counting births and deaths. Every misclassified or unrecorded [maternal or neonatal] death is a ...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Kelsey Meagher

Say hello to Kelsey Meagher! She’s a volunteer with DataKind San Francisco and a Data Ambassador on a project with TechnoServe , an international nonprofit ...
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NYC Open Data Week 2021: DataKind Hosts Sessions on Community Healthcare, Data Ethics, & Project Scoping

At DataKind, we love NYC Open Data Week ! It’s a unique opportunity for us to reconnect with our community, partners, and friends. And given ...
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Welcoming Elizabeth Grossman as DataKind’s Board Chair

At DataKind, 2021 represents a new chapter – one of growth and an infusion of new leadership to our movement. As our stellar COO, Russatta ...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Rachelle Kresch

Say hello to Rachelle Kresch! She was the Project Manager on our risk modeling project with Medic , one of our expert partners under our ...
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Powering Public Data for Communities: Highlights from Virtual DataDive®️ Event

With the theme of Trust, Transparency, Togetherness: Powering Public Data for Communities, more than 700 people representing 31 countries registered to attend the high-energy, marathon-style, ...
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Why Data for Good? Findings from our Volunteer Survey

This blog is part of DataKind’s Center of Excellence blog series, as we lead the efforts of ensuring that the findings of the survey are ...
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Improving Environmental Sensor Data Monitoring by Detecting Anomalies

By DataKind San Francisco After the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami devastated eastern Japan and caused the subsequent Fukushima Daiichi nuclear meltdown in 2011, the public ...
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Powering Public Data for Communities: DataKind Hosts Virtual DataDive® Event

Across the U.S. and around the world, cities and local communities are responsible for addressing the everyday needs of their residents. From providing critical healthcare ...
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Uncovering Inequalities & Fraud in COVID-19 Stimulus Spending: National Press Foundation & DataKind DC

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act and related pandemic spending represent the biggest bailouts in U.S. history - Congress approved nearly $4 ...
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Celebrating Russatta Buford as DataKind’s Interim Executive Director

As we celebrate a new year with new leadership, let’s first reflect on the many ways that 2020 was a year like no other. COVID-19 ...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Pratik Sachdeva

Meet Pratik Sachdeva. He was a Data Expert on our Risk Modeling project with Medic Mobile , one of our expert partners under our Frontline ...
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Welcome Phil Azar, DataKind’s New Technical Lead

We’re honored to welcome Phil Azar as the newest member of our team.
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Welcome Emily Yelverton, DataKind’s Technical Lead

We’re excited to have longtime volunteer Emily Yelverton onboard as our newest Technical Lead.
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Volunteer Spotlight: Lili Tang

We’re excited to introduce you to Lili Tang , a volunteer Data Expert who worked on our Data Integrity project with Medic Mobile, one of ...
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Data Science for Good Project Scoping: Identifying Your Data-Scienceable Problem

As part of our COE blog series on project processes and best practices at DataKind, we’re excited to share this introduction to scoping.
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Passing the Torch

By Jake Porway, Co-Founder & Executive Director, DataKind *This article was originally posted on October 7, 2020 but has been reposted with updates. Well, it’s ...
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Empowering Communities, Serving Humanity: DataKind x Teradata Host NYC Virtual Community Event

In the spirit of staying connected, we held a virtual event powered by Teradata to celebrate what the Data for Good community has done to ...
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In the Spirit of Continuous Improvement: Revisiting the American Red Cross Fire Risk Map

What happens when the original data begins to get a bit stale and as new insights are learned? DataKind DC and the American Red Cross ...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Nick Hamlin

Nick Hamlin lives to make social good data accessible, understandable, and actionable for everyone. As GlobalGiving ’s first Data Scientist, Nick wears many hats, including ...
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Get Back on the Road: How Riders for Health Intends to Use Computer Vision to Digitize Health Forms

Riders wanted to explore ways to ease their couriers’ burdens while speeding up the process of digitizing the data from handwritten forms - ideally in ...
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Displaced in America: Data-Driven Insights into the State of the Housing Crisis across the United States with Future of Property Rights

Housing insecurity is a looming crisis in the United States: nearly 5 million Americans lose their homes through eviction and foreclosure.  The onslaught of COVID-19 ...
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Detecting Buildings From Drone Imagery For Disaster Response with WeRobotics

WeRobotics is a nonprofit organization dedicated to scaling and accelerating the positive impact of humanitarian, environmental, and public health projects by localizing appropriate robotics solutions ...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Alexander Sack

Alexander Sack started his career working on operating systems and system programming, but it was his love for gradient descent that led him on the ...
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Engineering Scalable Data Quality Assessments for Frontline Health with Medic Mobile

Without trust in community-collected health data, how can leaders confidently invest in frontline health systems, make informed decisions about public health policy, and grasp opportunities ...
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Help shape the next wave of the ‘Data for Good’ Community!

DataKind is conducting a global survey to better understand the Data for Good (D4G) Community.
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Introducing DataKind’s Center of Excellence

As part of expanding our work into the next chapter , DataKind is thrilled to announce the launch of our new Center of Excellence: A ...
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Welcome Shanna Lee, DataKind’s Director, Global Volunteers

DataKind’s data scientist volunteers are the engine of what we do, applying their expertise to assist high-impact, mission-driven organizations tackle the world’s biggest challenges.
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Volunteer Spotlight: Melinda Gomez Tellez

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DataKind is thrilled to partner with data.org on the $10 Million Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge ! Launched in partnership with the Mastercard Center for ...
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Tracking Patients Across Years With Record Linkage

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By Benjamin Kinsella, Technical Project Manager, DataKind Written texts are everywhere, from documents and notes to surveys and forms. While every organization has access to ...
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Like so many of you, we’re deeply shaken by the deaths of Breonna Taylor, an EMT who was shot in her home in Louisville, Kentucky; ...
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By Nicole Holgate, Communications Officer, DataKind UK I began my new role as Communications Officer at DataKind UK in the middle of February. One of ...
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By DataKind San Francisco DataKind San Francisco has a lot to celebrate. Over the past year, we’ve partnered with six nonprofit organizations to augment their ...
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Background Hello Sunday Morning (HSM) is an Australian-based nonprofit that has grown to be the largest online movement for alcohol behavior change. The organization aims ...
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Responding to COVID-19, A Letter to Our Community

Dear DataKind Community, Like all of you, we’re grappling with the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation. What may have appeared as a temporary disruption to our ...
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Dear DataKind Community, Like all of you, we’re grappling with the rapidly changing COVID-19 situation. What may have appeared as a temporary disruption to our ...
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We’ve been eagerly waiting to share the news of our latest addition to the team, and we’re thrilled to finally introduce you to Rachel Wells ...
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Note: This article originally appeared on Partnership on AI's website . They've granted us permission to repost. By Lale Tekisalp As the AI community continues ...
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Analyzing Unregistered User Activity to Better Understand Readers

By DataKind San Francisco Worldreader is a global nonprofit making digital reading accessible in underserved communities. Their unique impact model involves partnering with publishing companies, ...
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Welcome Afua Bruce, DataKind’s Chief Program Officer

We’re incredibly excited to announce that Afua Bruce has joined us as DataKind’s Chief Program Officer! As a member of the Executive Team, Afua will ...
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Advancing the Capacity of the Civic Ecosystem to Apply AI to Cities: DataKind & Microsoft Share Learnings from AI Accelerator

Artificial intelligence (AI), when designed and used responsibly, can help tackle big societal challenges and bring benefits to cities and communities in areas such as ...
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Using Data Science to Improve Mental Health Services for Diverse Communities

By Jamie Rickman, DataKind UK Volunteer DataKind UK teamed up with Mind in the City , a local branch of the national mental health charity. ...
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By Nick Sorros, DataKind UK Ethics Committee Ethics is an increasingly important topic in the area of data. From Amazon’s sexist hiring algorithm to Google’s ...
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By DataKind San Francisco An unresolved conflict at work, unconscious bias from a boss, an unexpected layoff. We all have experienced some of this at ...
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Applying AI to Societal Challenges in Cities & Communities: Highlights from DataKind’s Virtual DataDive With Microsoft

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Using Data Analytics in the Service of American Farm Workers

By DataKind San Francisco The abundance of produce grown in the US is made possible due to the hard work of farm workers. Many workers ...
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Fighting Hepatitis C in San Francisco with Data Science

By DataKind San Francisco There’s a silent Hepatitis C epidemic within San Francisco’s homeless and marginally-housed community. While symptoms may be slow to appear, chronic ...
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Using Data & AI in the Service of Community Health Workers

By Caitlin Augustin, Director of Product, DataKind It’s been a busy nine months here at DataKind. We’ve been heads down, working towards a standing body ...
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Creating a Systems Change Approach for Data Science & AI Solutions

By Jake Porway, Founder & Executive Director At DataKind, we’re on the precipice of a significant strategic shift . Over the last seven years, our ...
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DataKind Launches Search for Chief Program Officer

Hi DataKinders! As many of you know, we announced a search for a new President position for DataKind to lead the organization through its next ...
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Applying AI to Societal Challenges in US Cities, DataKind & Microsoft Launch AI Accelerator

DataKind has teamed up with Microsoft to use data for good yet again, and we couldn’t be more thrilled! At DataKind, our mission is to ...
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DataKind DC’s First Citizen Science DataDive

By DataKind DC DataKind DC held its first citizen science DataDive last month. Citizen Science is the public contributing to the scientific process, usually by ...
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Hi DataKinders! As many of you know, this is a momentous year for DataKind . We received a major grant from The Rockefeller Foundation and ...
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Welcome Russatta Buford, DataKind’s Chief Operating Officer

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Making the Ethical Practical: Ideas for Applying a Digital Health Ethical Framework for Charities

By Christine Henry, Head of Ethics Committee, DataKind UK How can a charity identify key ethical principles against which they can assess the ethical impacts ...
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Bringing Showers to SF, Oakland, & LA’s Homeless Community

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Using Machine Learning to Understand What Drives Student Success in Dallas County

Image above courtesy of The Commit Partnership Founded in 2012, The Commit Partnership (Commit) is a coalition of more than 200 partners (public and private ...
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A Step Change: DataKind Raises $20M Investment to Support the Data Science for Social Good Ecosystem

We’re thrilled to announce that DataKind is receiving major support from the new Data Science for Social Impact collaborative funded by The Rockefeller Foundation and ...
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By Jake Porway, Founder & Executive Director, DataKind It’s with a bittersweet note that we wish a fond farewell to Emma Prest, the Executive Director ...
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Hello DataKinders! Wow, what a year it’s been! The world has changed so much. AI is now a mainstay in the terminology, ethics is the ...
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DataKind UK: A Look Back at 2018

Wow, what a year! In the past 12 months, we've welcomed two new members of staff and two new trustees, completed 15 charity projects, held ...
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DataKind Teams Up With Google to Apply AI to Social Good

We’re thrilled to announce that DataKind has teamed up with Google to apply AI for social impact! The Google AI Impact Challenge is an open ...
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DataKind is hiring a Senior IT Manager!

DataKind is looking for a Senior IT Manager based out of our New York (Brooklyn) office . Named as one of Fast Company's 10 most ...
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DataKind Joins Partnership on Artificial Intelligence

We’re so pleased to announce that DataKind is officially joining the Partnership on Artificial Intelligence! The Partnership on AI (PAI) is a multi-stakeholder organization bringing ...
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DataKind is hiring an Office/Executive Assistant!

DataKind is looking for an Office/Executive Assistant based out of our New York (Brooklyn) office . Named as one of Fast Company's 10 most innovative ...
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Empowering Foster Care Workers with Data Science

In the world of foster care, caseworkers play a critical role in making sure that children end up in permanent, safe homes. A caseworker is ...
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Using Open Data To Create Healthy Futures for Foster Youth

We hear that “data is the new oil” and that new datasets of “open data” can transform the way organizations work. However, knowing what data ...
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2 Minutes With Nick Hamlin

DataKind's Founder & Executive Director, Jake Porway, and Nick Hamlin, Data Scientist at GlobalGiving recently caught-up in DataKind's offices for a chat. Here's some of ...
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DataKind UK Seeks Dynamic Executive Director

Salary: £60,000 - 70,000 Location: London, UK Applicants are required to hold the relevant UK visas/ work permits. About DataKind UK Named as one of ...
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Discovering the Art of the Possible for Machine Learning and Disaster Risk Management

Photo Credit: Alison Bert for Elsevier When a natural disaster strikes, knowing where people and buildings are is of the utmost importance for saving lives. ...
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2 Minutes With Friederike Schüür

DataKind's Founder & Executive Director, Jake Porway, and Friederike Schüür, Research Engineer at Cloudera recently caught-up in Brooklyn for a chat. Here's some of what ...
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GDPR: I’ll show you mine if you show me yours….

Hands up if you’re so happy with your body image that you’d be willing to post a nude selfie on social media? I doubt there ...
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2 Minutes With Cathy O’Neil

DataKind's Founder & Executive Director, Jake Porway, and Cathy O'Neil recently caught-up in New York City for a chat. Here's some of what they spoke ...
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2 Minutes With Wes McKinney

DataKind's Founder & Executive Director, Jake Porway, and Wes McKinney recently caught-up in NYC for a chat. Here's some of what they spoke about... A ...
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Designing Data for Good 2025

We are thrilled to announce that we've received support from The Rockefeller Foundation to shape a future vision of data science for social impact. This ...
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2 Minutes With Elizabeth Christopherson

DataKind's Founder & Executive Director, Jake Porway, and Elizabeth Christopherson, CEO, Rita Allen Foundation recently caught-up in NYC for a chat. Here's some of what ...
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2 Minutes With DJ Patil

DataKind's Founder & Executive Director, Jake Porway, and DJ Patil recently caught-up for a chat. Here's some of what they spoke about... A little about ...
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Recap of our June NY DataDive

We were thrilled to host a DataDive June 22-24 in partnership with Google Cloud and the 11th Hour Project, as well as with the support ...
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Protecting Singapore’s Endangered Banded Leaf Monkey

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DataKind Bangalore’s DataLearn Session: The State of Civic Tech in India

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Using Satellite Imagery to Generate Awareness and Funds for Refugees

At a 2017 DataDive presented by USA for UNHCR, #GivingTuesday and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a team of DataKind volunteers led by Evelyn ...
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NYC June DataDive Capacity

We’re thrilled to be hosting a DataDive June 22 to 24 where we will be partnering with three mission-driven organizations working to promote healthy environments ...
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Bringing Data Science and Education Expertise together to Advance Student Success in Dallas County

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Exploring Open Data to Support Primary Education in India

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DataKind 2018: Looking Ahead

Reflections from DataKind Founder and Executive Director Jake Porway
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DataDiving with DataKind Singapore

DataKind Singapore hosted another DataDive this April, gathering around 70 volunteers for a weekend of analyzing data to help three phenomenal organizations advance their missions. ...
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Improving College Success Through Predictive Modeling

Build a predictive model using John Jay’s data to identify students who are at risk of dropping out, to aid John Jay’s efforts to provide ...
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The Role of Dignity in Social Change

Three “Data for Good” Lessons from DataKind San Francisco’s Volunteer Day with Lava Mae
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Get Involved – Monthly Roundup of Data4Good Jobs & Events

Eager to flex your data skills for good? Every month, we do a roundup of the latest Data for Good jobs, volunteer opportunities and events ...
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New Resource for Data Scientists Working to Improve Traffic Safety

In 2017, DataKind completed a multi-year project in partnership with Microsoft helping the cities of New York, New Orleans and Seattle leverage data science to ...
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DataKind DC Works with Local Government to Improve City Services

Can government partner with hackers to deliver better services? The National Day of Civic Hacking answered with a resounding yes! In support of this day, ...
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Building a Brighter Future for America’s Foster Youth Through Data Science

Child welfare continues to be a growing concern in the United States, with the number of children in foster care having increased steadily since 2012. ...
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Webinar Series: Fighting Corruption in the Extractives Industry

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Doing Data for Good Right

As an organization focused on using  data science to support humanitarian issues, DataKind knows that ethics are of the utmost importance. In this blog, DataKind ...
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Data Science Protecting Democratic Freedoms in the U.S.

Advances in data science, machine learning and predictive technologies offer organizations working to protect democratic freedoms unprecedented opportunities to leverage data to achieve their mission, ...
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A Reusable Tool To Determine Social Services Eligibility

Help DC Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) caseworkers determine their clients' eligibility for multiple programs and social services at once.  Create a protoype of a tool and ...
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#GivingTuesday DataDive Findings Report

If philanthropic giving helps fuel social change, how can we increase it? This was one of many questions we dove into alongside the 92nd Street ...
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Introducing Our New Labs Blueprint

Thanks to support from the Rita Allen Foundation, we are pleased to share our Labs Blueprint, a new resource documenting our learnings and approach from ...
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Giving a Voice to Rural Women Through Mobile Surveys

Analyze the impact of different factors VOTO Mobile can control to increase mobile survey response rates among rural women in developing countries Develop a tool ...
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Forecasting Water Demand in California When Every Drop Counts

Develop a “proof of concept” water demand forecasting model using flow data at the microzone level for potential future scaling to other retailers in the ...
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Predicting Wheat Rust in Ethiopia with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Cultivated by about five million households, wheat is an important crop in Ethiopia as both a source of income for small farmers and a source ...
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American Red Cross and DataKind Team Up to Prevent Home Fire Deaths and Injuries

Guest Post by Andrew Brooks, DataKind DC Core Leader and Data Ambassador
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DataKind and SAS to Help Boston Public Schools Shorten Bus Rides, Lower Costs

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International Craig Barowsky Day

This week we celebrated a new DataKind hoilday.
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Managing Urban Water Use When Every Drop Counts

 As part of National Volunteer Week 2016, we are profiling our DataCorps volunteers of projects past, present and future. These volunteers donate a whopping 5-10 ...
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Our Secret Superpower: Data Creatives

As part of National Volunteer Week this month, we are profiling volunteers of DataCorps projects past, present and future. In this special post, we highlight ...
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Machine Learning To Help Rural Households Access Electricity

Use historical customer payment behavior data to predict which new applicants are likely to be a good fit for their pay-as-you-go solar power systems program
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Understanding College Readiness To Help Students Succeed

Begin to understand and define “college readiness” for students enrolled at KIPP LA elementary and middle schools Determine what factors, if any, can predict a ...
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Gaining Insight To Scale A New Volunteer Program

Analyze 15 years of data to uncover predictors for the best engagements between pro bono consultants, nonprofits, and Taproot Foundation Understand what makes a nonprofit ...
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Collaboration and Open Data Helping to Prevent House Fires

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Using Open Data To Prevent Home Fire Deaths And Injuries

Prepare and anonymize never-before-released American Red Cross domestic disaster data and open data to gain insights Explore the data descriptively with statistics and visually with ...
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Gaining Visibility into Social Issues in the UK

Prototype a tool to harness Citizen Advice's data to better identify and react to emerging social issues in the UK Build awareness among Citizens Advice staff ...
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Increasing impact for Global Development volunteers and students

Suas believes in the power of young people to make a positive change in the world.
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Understanding inequality in Irish Society

TASC’s mission is to produce policy analysis and present evidence-based proposals for the achievement of a more equal, flourishing society with accountable government and strong, ...
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Clustering Arts Organizations To Help Them Thrive

Use the data to go beyond simple financial reporting and understand what makes arts and cultural organizations succeed Look for connections between financial and programmatic ...
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Helping Great Causes Get Funded

Determine what specific features of a GlobalGiving project (title, photo, etc) lead to increased donations in order to give more accurate training to nonprofit organizations
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Shining Light On International Human Rights Case Law

Understand why the European Court of Human Rights marks certain cases "important" and predict the likelihood of a case being marked as important Understand patterns ...
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Uncovering The ABCs Of Successful Online Mentoring

Understand to what extent youth mentees successfully complete the program to better target program improvements Understand how effective the mentor/mentee engagements are so iCouldBe can ...
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Sharing Data To Learn About Homelessness

To look at what kinds of issues people went to Citizens Advice for help with before they ended up homeless in St Mungo’s Broadway’s system
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Delving Into Child Poverty Data

To find a more geographically granular and up to date way to understand child poverty data in the UK
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DataKind UK: What a weekend!

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Improving Access To Education By Supporting Tutors

To track the lifecycle of their tutors and understand what makes for a successful pairing between tutor and student.
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Understanding Text Data to Help Disadvantaged Families

To find patterns in text data to better understand the shared experiences of vulnerable families and youth
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Finding 30,000 Missing Children

To help Shooting Star Chase understand their own data and use it to find the missing children
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Using Satellite Imagery to Find Villages In Need

Automate a data-driven process for targeting villages to receive cash transfers. Use satellite imagery and machine learning to identify, on a village-by-village level, the proportion ...
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Keeping It Cool: Using Mobile Technology To Preserve Vaccines

Look for patterns in temperature failures—specific clinics, types of refrigerators, and more—to identify which clinics could most stand to benefit from opportunities for improvement. Help ...
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Learning From Text Messages To Help Teens in Crisis

Examine counselor and teen text exchanges to help counselors more effectively serve teens in crisis. Help counselors understand what factors could improve positive outcomes. Recognize ...
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Predicting And Preventing Human Rights Abuses

Predict future human rights violations based on Amnesty International's decades of carefully tracked Urgent Action alerts. Connect human rights supporters with information and each other ...
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Let The Sun Shine On Politics

Create an affinity score metric that demonstrates how swayable specific elected officials—how quickly and strongly that official aligns behavior to the special interests providing funding. ...
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Shining a Light on Poverty

Visualize nighttime illumination history over interesting and relevant datadriven maps. Find out if there is a connection between poverty and nighttime illusion that might be ...
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Scraping Websites To Collect Consumption And Price Data

Determine if real-time data sources can take some of the guessing out of inflation rates. Identify price data at sub-national levels that could enhance inflation ...
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Mapping Poverty To Beat It

Create an interactive databook to replace the traditional PDF factsheet, collecting crunched data on the indicators that have an impact on poverty. Present data on ...
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Out On a Limb – For Data

Find evidence that the increased frequency of pruning has substantial benefits. Determine what tree species make the most sense for future plantings to minimize risk. ...
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Predicting And Preventing Nonprofit Financial Default

Help funders predict which nonprofits are financially sustainable and which are at risk of financial default Strengthen efforts to allow earlier, proactive support for organizations ...
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A Different Kind Of House Call

Create visualizations that document the number of patient requests, the doctors responses, and reveal any patterns might lead to adjusting the program for better results. ...
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Strengthening Global Human Rights Through Mapping

Determine where human rights violations are occurring and identify spikes in activity across the globeBetter understand how the Benetech database of violations has changed over ...
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Going Mobile

Find out what information farmers want and when they want it, in anticipation of having better information available in the future. Figure out how to ...
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Want To Save 268 Days Of Data Acquisition?

Build tools that easily scrape and assemble data that can also be replicated. Identify key sources of data for MIX that will help them enhance ...
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